A concert recorded at the Art Institute in San Francisco on March 30, 1979, which presented contemporary waltzes, most of which were included in a collection published by C. F. Peters, and released on a 1981 Nonsuch recording entitled “The Waltz Project.” This concert features John Cobb, Robert Moran, and Tom Consatanten performing waltzes by Virgil Thomson, Joseph Fennimore, Milton Babbitt, Richard Felciano, John Cage, Ivan Tcherepnin, and other well known as well as some relatively obscure...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Waltzes; 20th Century Classical
|The Waltz Project|
Charles Amirkhanian is joined in the KPFA studio by John Cobb and Robert Moran to talk about their edition of waltzes by contemporary composers, published by C. F. Peters. Lou Harrison, Milton Babbitt, Joseph Fennimore, Philip Glass, and others were asked to write a waltz for this project and the resulting works vary from the sublime to the strong, with each composer’s personality shining through the constraints of the format...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Interview; 20th Century Classical; Waltzes; Piano Music